Federation Square is located on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, arts and sporting precinct. The size of an entire city block, Fed Square is home to major cultural attractions and art galleries, world-class events and some of Melbourne’s best restaurants and cafes. Since opening in 2002 it has been embraced as Melbourne’s ‘Meeting Place’ – a local hang-out and popular tourist destination.
Located in the middle of Federation Square, the Big Screen is frequently used for live events, free-to-air and cable content, commissioned artworks, interactive multimedia projects and promotional material.
Matt Jones / Fed Square Pty Ltd - Program Manager
Matt manages Federation Square’s year-round public program of over 2000 events and activities. Spanning multicultural community festivals, original art commissions, commercial activations, live performances, 24/7 screen-based content and a variety of seasonal initiatives, the program is an ever-evolving, dynamic mix of influences originating from throughout the entire community in Melbourne. Matt has worked at Fed Square since 2008 and before that spent 10 years working in the UK for a variety of arts organizations, including Brighton Festival, England’s largest multi-arts festival, where he was Producer of the Theatre program for four years. In this time Brighton Festival developed an international reputation as an incubator of cutting-edge, site-specific performance and visual arts projects delivered in unconventional contexts, as a strategy to broaden the appeal, impact and opportunities for public engagement in the arts. Prior to that, Matt was instrumental in establishing The Basement, South East England’s leading production company and venue for the presentation of inter-disciplinary and live art.